Chef Vola’s is the kind of place you see in movies, like the ones featuring old-school gangsters who meet in restaurants with crushed-leather booths and get taken out while eating their veal milanese. Which brings us back to Chef Vola’s, where the veal milanese is near-perfect. It’s almost impossible to get a reservation at this 95-year-old spot, but if you know someone - or at least can convince them you know someone - you shouldn’t pass up the chance to eat some seriously amazing red-sauce Italian food in a Boardwalk Empire-era basement.
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